Dr George Blair-West specialises in psychiatry, particularly relationship/sex therapy and trauma, in private practice in Brisbane, Australia. His abiding interest is distilling the latest psychotherapeutic research for his clinical work, and sharing it with the greater population. George's writing career began over 25 years ago with a variety of magazine, newspaper and research papers on a range of topics. Needing to lose weight, he then turned his focus to the overlooked research into the psychological forces that prevent weight loss. The bestselling Weight Loss for Food Lovers: Understanding Our Minds and Why We Sabotage Our Weight Loss (translated into Dutch and Chinese) came from his research. A children's book on teaching healthy eating habits followed, and in 2010 he was named one of the 'top 20 most influential obesity experts in the world'.
George sees his most important work as helping people make sense of relationships. His writing is heavily influenced by his wife of 30 years, Penny, a clinical psychologist and also a relationship therapist.